A gargoyle quadrille on their Le Chateau Apartments complex ledge watches all traffic both people and their cars passing by along Sherbrooke Street.
This distinctive Montreal landmark completed in 1926 designed by famous Canadian architects (George Allen) Ross & (Robert Henry) Macdonald and Harold Lea Fetherstonhaugh. Ordered by Pamphile Réal Du Tremblay, owner of the French language La Presse newspaper and constructed between February 1925 and 1926.
This reinforced concrete and steel frame complex designed to resemble a hybrid of French châteaux and Scottish fortified houses. Its façade is mostly Tyndall limestone from Garson, Manitoba while architectural details are of Indiana limestone, and its roof is copper. It is huge architecture occupying an area of 36,252 square meters including its courtyard grounds, it scales from 12 to 14 stories in height and has 136 apartments.
While photographing the Grand Prix action going on Crescent Street I decided to check out this very interesting Montreal landmark to find out more about it. After photographing it I did research finding that it was one of many great Canadian architectural jewels these architects helped create.